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Filtex : weekly update – August 26 to 30, 2019

Published on August 30, 2019
  • The demolition of building number 5, next to the railway line, was completed.
  • Half of building number 7, also next to the railway line and the last remaining structure, was demolished.
  • Eleven containers of demolition debris were transported to the subsurface solid waste containment site operated by the RIGMRBM near Cowansville.
  • Ten containers of metal waste were sent for recycling.
  •  Artifacts relating to the former Filtex factory were saved and relocated by Town employees.
  • For questions or comments concerning the Filtex demolition please contact the Public Works Secretary, Jessica Savard, by phone at 450 538-2290 or by email to [email protected]
  • You can consult the summary of the key facts regarding the demolition process of the former Filtex factory, published 26 July, by clicking here.

Clarifications – Precautionary boil water notice – Town Sector – September 4, 2019

Published on August 30, 2019

The Town wants to provide answers to some questions raised as a result of the distribution of a boil water notice in the Town sector early this week.

First, it is a precautionary notice that only takes effect on the evening of Wednesday September 4, from 10:00 p.m. onwards. Check the Town web site starting on the morning of Thursday September 5 to find out if the boil water notice is still in place or has been lifted.

The boil water notice only applies to the sector (Town) where the notice was distributed. This is the downtown area on and around Principale Street and the neighbouring streets served by the municipal aqueduct including Maple Street as far as, and including, the Domaine Mon Louis development. Maple Street above this point and higher roads (Boulanger, Bernier, Lassonde, etc.) fall into the Mountain sector of the municipal aqueduct system and are not affected by this precautionary boil water notice.

Lastly, the spring located on Route 215 is not subject to this precautionary boil water notice because it is not part of the municipal water system.

Job offer : Treasury Clerk

Published on August 29, 2019

Revised September 9, 2019

The Town of Sutton is a municipality with more than 4,000 permanent residents and more than 3,500 part-time residents.  It is known for its exceptional quality of life where citizens and numerous tourists choose to stay, thanks to approaches that relate to the concept of lasting development and the protection of its landscapes.

The Town of Sutton is currently looking for a person to fill the following union position :


Under the authority of the Treasurer, the Treasury Clerk will perform in particular, the following tasks involving:

  • taxation;
  • perception;
  • billing;
  • accounts payable;
  • purchase orders;
  • cash receipts;
  • the management of post-dated checks;
  • deposits;
  • updates to the assessment roll;
  • entry of purchase orders;
  • compiling timesheets and entering payrolls;
  • the filing of invoices as well as answering citizens’ requests concerning their tax file.

 Required profile

The candidate sought should have the following profile:

  • Hold a DEC in accounting;
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience;
  • Knowledge of municipal accounting (an asset);
  • Knowledge of the PG Mensys accounting system (an asset);
  • Excellent command of standard software (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Possess personal skills such as: positive attitude, team spirit, discreet, good interpersonal skills and quality work;
  • To master the French and English language both orally and in writing.

Any relevant combination of training and experience may also be considered.


  • Full-time position (35 hours/week) – replacement of long-term leave
  • Salary and benefits according to the current collective agreement

Curriculum vitae and a cover letter must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, by e-mail or by mail to the following address:

Town of Sutton
Job offer: Treasury clerk
11, South Principale Street
Sutton (Québec) J0E 2K0
[email protected]

The Town of Sutton would like to thank everyone who will have shown their interest. However, the Town of Sutton will only get in touch with the candidates selected for an interview.


Job offer: Director of Public Works

Published on August 27, 2019

Director of Public Works

The Town of Sutton, located in the Eastern Townships and known for providing an enviable living environment through its landscapes, cultural attractions and sustainable development orientations, is looking for a Director of Public Works to assist the municipal team.

Located in the heart of the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi, Sutton is a charming municipality of more than 4,000 residents and more than 3,500 vacationers where you can pursue your career in the municipal field. This is your opportunity to take on a new and stimulating challenge for your career!

Under the authority of the Director General, the incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating all maintenance work and improvements of municipal infrastructures, parks and green spaces, public places, municipal buildings, and also ensuring sound management of financial, human and material resources. More specifically, the person sought must:

  1. Prepare, administer and monitor all budgets under his / her responsibility;
  2. Ensure the respect and rigorous application of laws and regulations affecting the municipal sector, policies, codes, collective agreements in force and procedures of the Town, particularly in the area of health and safety at work;
  3. Develop and recommend policies and procedures and establish priorities to manage the Town’s territory;
  4. Manage mandates so they are completed within planned deadlines and according to budgets;
  5. Prepare or ensure the preparation of feasibility studies, cost estimates, plans and specifications needed to carry out work and participate in the tendering process;
  6. Participate in evaluating contract bids;
  7. Supervise various projects relating to the environment field;
  8. Organize and supervise maintenance activities and / or activities offering municipal services (snow removal, garbage collection, etc.) according to approved practices and standards as well as relating to required specifications and plans;
  9. Supervise the activities of personnel assigned to the management of filtration and treatment facilities for drinking water and wastewater;
  10. Identify the Service’s equipment or machinery needs and submit recommendations for the purchase, rental or replacement of vehicles and tools;
  11. Perform, control and authorize the purchases for the service;
  12. Continue to improve the quality and the productivity of the service as well as its financial aspect while respecting deadlines;
  13. Supervise all service personnel (management, blue-collar and white-collar) and monitor employee evaluations (± 20 employees);
  14. Participate on various in-house and outside committees;
  15. Coordinate and make all necessary contacts with the various Town’s departments, paramunicipal organizations, governments, public and / or private bodies, outside contractors and citizens as needed, in connection with the activities of his/her department;
  16. Follow up on the files entrusted to him/her and proceed with the rendering of accounts while maintaining a customer service approach;
  17. Draft various reports or documents required by the Director General for council meetings;
  18. Receive citizens’ complaints about his/her service department and follow them up;
  19. Participate on a turnover basis with the territorial maintenance team to provide certain essential services and to manage emergencies, outside of normal working hours;
  20. Participate in implementing the emergency measures plan and be available when needed.

The tasks mentioned reflect the main features of the job in question and should not be considered as an exhaustive enumeration of all the requirements relating to the position.

Skills and training required:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, management, administration or any other related field;
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including 5 years in a similar position;
  • Have relevant management experience in the municipal field;
  • Possess strong administrative, financial and human resources management skills;
  • Demonstrate practical judgment, initiative and ability to analyze different problems and find appropriate and sensible solutions at lower costs;
  • Be organized, structured and able to handle various files simultaneously within the prescribed timeframes;
  • Foster teamwork and maintain good working relationships;
  • Demonstrate excellent listening and negotiating skills and a capacity to synthesize data;
  • Master the French language (orally and in writing) and have a good working knowledge of the English language;
  • Master the different office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.) and a knowledge of the following software would be an asset : Accès-Cité, Syged and Azimut.

Employment conditions :

  • Permanent, full time position (40h/week);
  • Competitive salary and a benefits package;
  • Occasional attendance at evening meetings;
  • Opportunity to carry out concrete, diversified and gratifying projects.

All applications must be submitted before 4 :30 pm on September 17th, 2019 via the following link :

Only applicants selected will be contacted.

Return of baby gym 2019

Published on August 26, 2019

The baby gym will be back on September 7, 2019 and will continue until December 21, 2019. The activity offered every Saturday from 10 :30 am to 12 :30 pm at the gymnasium of the Sutton School, offers children aged 0 to 5, accompanied by an adult, the opportunity to play in a safe space. An animator is on site to offer games that increase children global motor skill, psychomotricity and spatio-temporal skill. Free play for children and their parents is also promoted. Note that if the weather is nice activities can be held, outside, in the school playground.

The activity is free and no registration is required.

For more information contact :

Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
[email protected]

Brome Fair

Published on August 26, 2019

Brome-Missisquoi MRC Fire Departments and the UPA (Union des producteurs agricoles) will jointly operate a kiosk at Brome Fair!

On-site prevention and fire safety questions will be answered for both agricultural and residential buildings.

The UPA representative will cover agricultural safety requirements.

Members of the fire departments will answer questions more specifically related to fire.

Mascots and surprises for children will also be part of the event!

See you on August 30th from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm!


Notice of work on Scenic road from August 26 to August 30, 2019

Published on August 26, 2019

The Town of Sutton wishes to inform citizens that work will be carried out by the Ministère des Transports on Scenic Road.


Road closed to traffic at all times


August 26, 2019


August 30, 2019


West and East


In Sutton on Scenic road, between Judd and Waterhouse roads
Works area is located 45 metres east of 2021 Scenic road (450 meters east of Judd road)


R-139,R-215, R-104 and R-243 (approximately 80 km)

Identification of work:

Culvert replacement

In order to ensure the public safety of residents affected by the detour, Sutton’s public service has put in place an automatic call protocol in order to ensure adequate safety in the area in question.

Thanks to the various public safety services for your assistance (Potton Fire Department, CAUCA 9-1-1 dispatch Center, Ambulance Service, Police Service, Canadian Customs and US Customs)! 

Could be altered or canceled due to operational constraints or weather conditions.

Consult Québec 511 or call 5-1-1 for updates or if you have questions about the work in question.

For the safety of road users and workers, compliance with the signs in place is essential.


Precautionary boil water advisory – September 4, 2019

Published on August 26, 2019

According to the regulations of the Ministère des Affaires Municipales et de l’Habitation (MAMH), the Toen of Sutton must replace flowmeters at the drinking water production plant (town sector) and this work will be done on September 4, 2019. Therefore, we are issuing a precautionary boil water notice which will take effect on September 4 at 10 pmfor the following sector:

SECTORS:   all residents serviced by the aqueduct system in the Town’s sector

Drinking water in your sector will be considered unsafe to drink until further notice.

We suggest that you follow this precautionary boil water notice on our website and on our Facebook page starting on September 5, 2019.

Do not use tap water unless you have brought your water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, or use bottled water.

For more information, contact the Public Works service at 450-538-2290.


Previously boiled water, and boiled for at least one minute, must be used for the following purposes until further notice:

  • When drinking and preparing beverages;
  • When preparing infant formulas and baby food;
  • When washing and preparing foods that are eaten raw (fruits, vegetables, etc.);
  • When cooking food that does not require a long cooking time (canned soups, desserts, etc.);
  • When making ice cubes;
  • When brushing your teeth or rinsing you mouth.

Throw out ice cubes (do not forget the refrigerators’ water containers), drinks and foods prepared after the date and time mentioned above.

You may use unboiled tap water for:

  • Washing dishes in hot water and drying them well;
  • Washing clothes and taking a showing or a bath. When it comes to younger children, make sure that they do not swallow bath water or wash them with a washcloth.

Schools, companies, commercial establishments and institutions which are serviced: please notify your clientele that the water is unsafe for drinking. Close water fountains and post information in locations where water remains available. Furthermore, you should consult the following document:


Filtex : weekly update – August 19 to 23, 2019

Published on August 23, 2019
  • The contractor, B.Frégeau & Fils, Inc., continued to selectively sort any metal in addition to any remaining material containing asbestos.
  • All material containing asbestos was removed from the site by the afternoon of Thursday, 22 August.
  • The demolished material containing asbestos along with other demolition debris was transported to the subsurface solid waste containment site operated by the RIGMRBM near Cowansville.
  • On Friday, 23 August the contractor began to dismantle building number 5, one of the structures next to the railway line.
  • For questions or complaints concerning the Filtex demolition please contact the Public Works Secretary, Jessica Savard, by phone at 450 538-2290 or by email to [email protected]
  • You can consult the summary of the key facts regarding the demolition process of the former Filtex factory, published 26 July, by clicking here.